For the month of April, we have created a video featuring one of our booksellers and their favorite poems. Check back each day, as we'll unveil the link to these videos on the grid below. Spread the word and, most importantly, enjoy!
It's funny . . . the longer the days become, the quicker they seem to pass. How on earth is the Tournament of Books already up to the second round?!? There's still plenty of time to jump aboard for the semifinals and onward -- not to mention to jeer & cheer the results of the previous weeks' selections. If I was a betting man, my money'd be on a nip & tuck final between Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. I'll keep my championship pick close to the chest for now, though.
What about you? Who are you cheering for? mourning? feeling was unjustly booted?
If you’ve been in the store the past week or so you’ve heard us gushing over Helen MacDonald’s tremendous new book, H is for Hawk. Brad at the Oakland store, in particular, has turned talking to people about the book into a mixed-martial-art submission move. He's a little excitable sometimes. In any event, we love seeing debut authors come out of the gate so strong, and are very excited to see the New York Times is slowly catching up with our level of enthusiasm.
"Paste in the video! Paste in the video!" Brad is screeching. So, here goes:
I'm on vocal record as being decidedly anti-uniform ... but I have to say if all the booksellers at Diesel wore this jacket, I might not complain. And, I should note, never with disdain! (Poster courtesy of Community Bookstore, and is available via Etsy.)
Okay, maybe April is our favorite month. We are always excited to celebrate National Poetry Month, though we celebrate poetry every day at DIESEL. This month we have an all-audio newsletter with poetry read by DIESEL booksellers. If you've been following us throughout the years, you'll know we've been doing poetry videos, one a day, for the month of April. This year, we've added a new twist: testimonials of our memorable encounters with poetry, along with readings of the poems that inspired them.